Illinois carjacker sentenced to 22 years after bragging he’ll be ‘out by Sunday’
An Illinois carjacker has been sentenced to 22 years in prison after telling officers he would be “out (of jail) by Sunday” during his arrest.
In January, Harvey resident Jordan Henry was convicted of three counts of aggravated carjacking, two counts of armed robbery and one count of unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, among other charges. charges.
The 29-year-old had attempted to hijack a driver outside a 7-Eleven in February 2022. When the victim fled the scene with his car keys, Henry stole his phone and drove off in his own car.
Henry then hijacked a 69-year-old Uber driver at gunpoint and stole his Volkswagen Jetta.
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When police spotted the stolen vehicle, Henry sped up and led the police in a freeway chase. Henry’s car reached speeds over 100 mph.
After Henry’s car tires deflated, he crashed into a grassy area off I-55 and fled on foot. Henry hit a trailing K-9 before he was finally stopped.
Prior to his trial, Henry was held on $1 million bond. Although a repeat offender, Henry reportedly bragged to officers that he would be released from prison shortly after his arrest.
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“Upon his arrest, Henry told detectives he would be ‘out on Sunday,'” Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow said in a statement. “He found that here in Will County, we prosecute crimes and take public safety seriously. This violent offender will finally be off the streets and in jail, where he belongs.”
Glasgow also posted a photo with the hit K-9 Henry. “As you can see, he is fine! the Facebook post read.
Glasgow described Henry as a “dangerous and violent criminal with a long list of previous convictions”.
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Henry faces other charges in Cook County, including two counts of aggravated kidnapping with intent to harm and four counts of aggravated felony sexual assault. He had previously been convicted of robbery and retail theft.